Usefulness and services of the tree :
Features and characters of the individual
Rowan, or mountain ash, much prefer country hedges or wooded areas in the city, as their roots are particularly sensitive to compact soils and dryness. Therefore, they are quite rare in Brussels. This tree is even more precious, as it is one of the biggest and oldest of the region. These last few years, its vital soil space has been reduced to almost nothing. Its lawn is now a little strip between a path and a car park. How long will it be able to cope with the surrounding urban pressure? When a rowan disappears, it takes its gaiety, colourfulness and sounds with it.